sample list of our

portfolio companies


With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you – on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype – to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype.

If you pay a little, you can do more things, in more ways, with more people – like call phones, access WiFi or send texts. You can pay as you go or buy a subscription, whatever works for you. And in the world of business, this means you can bring your entire ecosystem of workers, partners and customers together to get things done.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Luxembourg, Skype is a division of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT).

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Mogreet is the leader in video text message marketing and mobile technology solutions. As the original pioneer in mobile video, Mogreet continues to innovate and offer its platform to businesses and developers globally.

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Raptr is the company behind the award-winning Raptr service which provides gamers of all types a central location to connect with both friends and the games they play. Raptr has over eight million users of its service and the company is made up of both experienced entrepreneurs and talented developers (ex-Google, Yahoo, eBay, etc.) Raptr was founded in 2007 by Xfire co-founder and world champion gamer Dennis “Thresh” Fong.

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Launchpad LA is a startup accelerator in Santa Monica, CA.

Launchpad LA was founded as a mentorship organization in 2009 by Mark Suster of GRP Partners, with the goal of helping talented local entrepreneurs build relationships, get funded, and grow while remaining in Southern California. The idea came from our frustration with seeing LA companies receive funding from Northern California VCs and then choose to relocate their teams. Indeed, Launchpad LA began as a true collaboration among the area’s top VCs with a shared interest in seeing a robust tech community continue to grow and thrive in Los Angeles.

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Ironclad is synonymous with innovation, having created the task-specific performance work glove category. In many industries, such as oil & gas extraction, Ironclad work gloves represent the gold standard for safety and performance. Ironclad will continue to innovate and develop new products with the goal to be “the brand of choice” for the end-user who demands performance and technology engineered into the glove he or she needs for hand protection and increased productivity.

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TeenSafe is a sophisticated monitoring program (also known as an “application” or “app”) that is installed on your teen’s cell phone to monitor text messages, location, social networking and all online interactions. The application sends the information you are monitoring to your TeenSafe web page, where you can access it. It is very easy to add the app to your child’s phone.

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Blackstone Private Equity Fund’s investments span a wide range of industries and continents in businesses large and small. They play a vital role in providing businesses with the capital to realize their growth potential. They uncover value by identifying great companies and enhancing their performance by providing patient capital and partnering with strong management teams. This capital helps their portfolio companies launch new business initiatives, make game-changing acquisitions and upgrade technologies and systems to support their long-term plans. They also bring the know-how of our Portfolio Operations Group to provide strategic advice on operational improvements, revenue growth purchasing, leadership development and employee health care.

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The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with more than $156 billion in assets under management across 99 funds and 63 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with more than 1,300 professionals operating in 32 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Japan, Asia and Australia.

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Broadspring is a digital content marketing company headquartered in Irvine, California. Broadspring develops and publishes high-quality, informative content, creating effective new sales funnels for their clients. They work with national marketers, seeking to acquire new customers online.

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Playsino, a social casino games company, brings the exciting world of live-action gaming to mobile and social platforms globally. The company is run by proven entrepreneurs and game industry veterans. Playsino, formally Titan Gaming, is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

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Now part of the Sequential Brands Group, People’s Liberation, the LA inspired premium denim brand founded in 2004, is known for its superior fit and silhouette combined with its unique back pocket details and wash features. The line also includes a collection of fashionable t-shirts, tops, dresses, and leggings.

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Work on Sincerely began in the summer of 2010 when Matt & Bryan started with a very simple idea: a printed postcard is the world’s most simple and ubiquitously appreciated gift. With the rise of smartphones, we could allow people to create & send a postcard with their own unique content from anywhere in the world.

This grew into a vision for a world where sending any physical gift was as easy as sending a text message. And a world where a socially connected service could help us be more thoughtful with the people we care about most. Sincerely Inc. was incorporated in the Spring of 2011 and the first product Postagram was launched on April 12th 2011.

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Technorati was founded to help bloggers succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the global online conversation. Founded as the first blog search engine, Technorati has expanded to a full service media company providing services to the blogs and social media sites and connecting them with advertisers who want to join the conversation, and whose online properties introduce blog content to millions of consumers.

The leading blog search engine and directory, indexes more than a million blogs. The site has become the definitive source for the top stories, opinions, photos and videos emerging across news, entertainment, technology, lifestyle, sports, politics and business. tracks not only the authority and influence of blogs, but also the most comprehensive and current index of who and what is most popular in the Blogosphere.

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SodaHead is the premier opinion-based community where visitors discover, debate, and discuss today’s hottest issues. They share their unique views on breaking news, hot topics and controversial issues and a diverse panel of staff writers provide original and exclusive content daily.

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A registered broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, FlashFunders provides a no-fee online equity funding platform for entrepreneurs to publicly market their offerings, collect funding from accredited investors and gain access to SEC-compliant legal documents and escrow accounts to create their offerings. FlashFunders was started by Europlay Capital Advisors, law firm Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, and co-founders Vincent Bradley and Brian Park.

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